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Joel Embiid or Nikola Vucevic (2021)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Nikola Vucevic
C - CHI
Nikola Vucevic
Expert
Recommendation
87%
Recommended by
13 of 15 experts
13%
Recommended by
2 of 15 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 5
Best Rank# 2# 3
Worst Rank# 8# 9
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 10# 16
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 16# 22
   
Projections 
   
Minutes30.933.1
Field Goals Made8.98.4
Field Goals Att17.817.3
Field Goals %.499.489
Three Points Made1.21.9
Three Points Att3.65.4
Three Points %.326.400
Free Throws Made8.21.8
Free Throws Att9.92.2
Free Throws %.828.830
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds11.111.2
Assists2.93.2
Turnovers3.11.9
Steals0.90.8
Blocks1.40.8
Points27.120.7
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 7
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 2# 3
   
Alex Rikleen
RotoWire
# 4# 9
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 2# 5
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 4# 6
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Dylan Licciardo
FF Gamers
# 4# 5
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 3# 7
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 4# 8
   
Scott Youngson
Fantasy Mutant
# 5# 6
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 3
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 6# 4
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Nikola Vucevic
C - CHI
Nikola Vucevic
2020 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,5852,348
   
Field Goals Made461666
   
Field Goals Att8991,396
   
Field Goals %.513.477
   
Three Points Made58176
   
Three Points Att154440
   
Three Points %.377.400
   
Free Throws Made471131
   
Free Throws Att548156
   
Free Throws %.860.840
   
Offensive Rebound113146
   
Rebounds538817
   
Assists145269
   
Turnovers159126
   
Steals5165
   
Blocks6948
   
Points1,4511,639
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Nikola Vucevic
C - CHI
Nikola Vucevic
2021 Projections 
   
   
Minutes30.933.1
   
Field Goals Made8.98.4
   
Field Goals Att17.817.3
   
Field Goals %.499.489
   
Three Points Made1.21.9
   
Three Points Att3.65.4
   
Three Points %.326.400
   
Free Throws Made8.21.8
   
Free Throws Att9.92.2
   
Free Throws %.828.830
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds11.111.2
   
Assists2.93.2
   
Turnovers3.11.9
   
Steals0.90.8
   
Blocks1.40.8
   
Points27.120.7
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Nikola Vucevic
C - CHI
Nikola Vucevic
News 
 Joel Embiid will play on Friday as the 76ers take on Brooklyn.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Oct 22nd
Nikola Vucevic dished out five assists to go along with 10 points and four rebounds in the Bulls 128-112 win over the Pelicans on Friday night.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Oct 23rd
 Joel Embiid (right knee) is currently listed as questionable for the Sixers game this evening as he was seen shooting free throws with a knee wrap.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, Oct 22nd
Bulls center Nikola Vucevic scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in 36 minutes during the Bulls 94-88 win on Wednesday night.
Chris Schommer
Thu, Oct 21st
 Joel Embiid totaled 22 points (8-17 FG, 4-6 FT, 2-3 3 PT), grabbed six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and turned the ball over one time in the 76ers' 117-97 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Brantley Gusler
Thu, Oct 21st
Nikola Vucevic logged 16 points (7-19 FG, 2-7 3PT), 16 rebounds, and six assists in Thursday's win over the Raptors.
Dave Kluge - Footballguys
Fri, May 14th
 Sources tell ESPN that Sixers All-Star C Joel Embiid has agreed to a four-year, $196M supermax contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2026-27 season.
Adam Koffler
Tue, Aug 17th
Nikola Vucevic notched 12 points (5-18 FG, 2-6 3PT), 12 rebounds, and six assists in Tuesday's loss to the Nets.
Dave Kluge - Footballguys
Wed, May 12th
 Joel Embiid scored 31 points (11-21 Fg, 2-5 3Pt, 7-10 Ft) 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block across 40 minutes in the Sixers 103-96 loss to the Hawks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Philadelphia.
Chris Ferro
Mon, Jun 21st
Nikola Vucevic recorded 29 points (14-27 FG, 1-8 3PT), 16 rebounds, two assists, and a block in Sunday's win over the Pistons.
Dave Kluge - Footballguys
Mon, May 10th
Notes 
 On a per-game basis, Embiid is nearly unrivaled at center, though health/rest concerns have always got to be in the back of fantasy managers' minds. Embiid has appeared in 51 games in back-to-back seasons, so you'll likely be without him for stretches of the season. He averaged career highs in points (28.5), steals (1.0), and shooting (51.3/37.7/85.9) on his way to runner-up for MVP behind Nikola Jokic. If Ben Simmons is moved, Embiid could see an increase in usage, so there's hope for an even more productive campaign. If you draft Embiid, it's a great idea to pair him with his backup Andre Drummond in a later round.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros
Vuc was one of the biggest fantasy surprises of last season, ending the year with first-round value thanks to some bonkers center stats. The big man posted a career-high 23.4 points while grabbing 11.7 boards, dishing 3.8 assists and hitting 2.5 triples. He's an elite rebounder, shooter, and three-point specialist who rarely turns the ball over. He might take a step back in scoring thanks to the Bulls' addition of DeMar DeRozan, but Vuc is a safe pick in the second round due to his strong production in non-scoring categories.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros